08588949 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 149 patents.

A multimedia controller including a processor, the controller configured to: provide a user interface for a player group, wherein the player group includes a plurality of players in a local area network, and wherein each player is configured to playback a multimedia output from a multimedia source; accept an input to facilitate formation of the player group, indicating that at least two of the players in the local area network are to be included in the player group; for each of the plurality of players within the player group, accept an input to adjust a volume associated with the player, that causes the player to adjust its volume; and accept an input to adjust a volume associated with the player group, wherein the input to adjust the volume associated with the group causes the players in the player group to adjust their volumes.

Title
Method and apparatus for adjusting volume levels in a multi-zone system
Application Number
13/619237
Publication Number
8588949 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2012
Publication Date
November 19, 2013
Inventor
Nicholas A J Millington
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Robert A Lambourne
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Robert J Irvine III
TechLaw
Assignee
Sonos
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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